October 18, 2019

Hi Heather,

How are you? Are you keeping busy helping physicians like me reach their goals? FYI I just passed my final exam to become an Epic Ambulatory Credentialed Trainer at my hospital!

My role with the EHR has developed into a big part of our Quality team for all of Primary Care. I am at 20-24 hours/week with this. I have proven over the last year that this role is worth it, and that I am THE person for the job. I even have my own office space once we moved into a new building.  I feel so lucky, though I know I have done the work to get here and make it happen.

Thank-you again for your support and guidance in my transition. I am pretty much where I want to be in my career, which feels amazing!

- Laura Marusinec, MD Urgent Care Pediatrician/ Epic Physician Builder

  • Heather, I realized this morning, I had not written in my grateful diary and thought that I may write to you directly. It has been such an amazing journey and I realize there is more to come and I am in awe to the magnificence that I will eventually reach. It all started with your guidance and assistance and attitude to help lead me to a path that I may never have believed to be true as I was told by society and the people I loved dearest. I am happier now than I have been in my working life and I have an amazing vision that I want to see through. Thank you for everything and thank you for being my biggest fan, even when I doubted myself continuously.

    - G.P. Family Physician

  • Meeting with Heather Fork as a professional life-coach has been a watershed event in my effort to transition into a larger life for myself. I appreciate Heather’s confidence and passion for the work she has chosen. I’m inspired by how she is efficient without being rushed- an amazing number of insights come to the fore in what feels like a luxurious amount of time. The tools she brings to the table take on new, much deeper life due to her fluency with them. There is nothing about the process that feels artificial, superficial, or trivial. Her suggestions are grounded in deep psychology yet eminently practical. The work we are doing will have ramifications for me far beyond the career transition. I was not familiar with life-coaching before we began and now, based on my experience with Heather feel a great respect and gratitude for the life-enhancing work she is about.

    - Cathey Capers Wellspring Resources Austin, Texas

  • Heather is outstanding, both as a person and physician career coach.  She is empathetic, compassionate, and professional, always going the extra mile to ensure her client is satisfied.  I was aware of her services several years before reaching out and my only regret is not seeking her advice sooner.  She was instrumental during my career transition and helped me secure a job in less than 2 months of coaching.  I am supremely confident in Heather and recommend her to any physician searching for a new and fulfilling career path.

     

    - A.S., Internal Medicine Physician, California

  • Hi Heather,

    So after talking with you last week things have been going much better. I think just talking with you and doing those exercises really helped me a lot. Also doing the Enneagram personality test made me realize a lot about myself. I think I was just overwhelmed with the stress of residency and was letting my anxiety get the best of me. Now that I’m studying harder I think I’ll do just fine with my specialty. Thank you again for all your help. It’s amazing how much the 1 hour was able to do for me! I will definitely recommend you to anyone else I know who seems to be having doubts about their career.

    - LM PGY-II

  • Dear Heather,

    Thank you so much for our meeting yesterday.  I came away from our discussion feeling as if I had been given “permission” to be and accept my true self.  I felt a little blue at first, realizing how much of my persona and path has been dictated by the “shoulds”.  But taking the first steps in accepting my true wants and interests is starting to feel freeing and energizing.

    You had mentioned tele-psychiatry, and my first reaction was the same as it has always been–no way.  When I examined my aversion further, I realized it is based entirely on the “shoulds” and image and being a “real” doctor.  But the more I consider it, the more it makes sense for me. No commute?  Check!   No overhead?  Check check!    Less face-to-face with people?  Now you’re talking!  I think most of patients would be receptive.

    I can see myself moving in a direction to gradually transition my practice to my home, still incorporating and expanding a medical writing venture as well.  I have much to consider, but have a renewed vigor for life and for my future. Thank you!  I am still looking forward to our upcoming meetings and intend to look at your scheduler ASAP.

    - ES, Psychiatrist